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    Record numbers of Illinois students study ag, Join FFA

    09/22/2020 @ 7:50 am | By Kay Shipman, Farmweek

    Across Illinois, students set records for agriculture class enrollment and for FFA membership, based on recently released 2019-20 school year data.

    Family Farm and Food Bytes

    09/05/2020 @ 1:30 pm

    Fact Check: Pigs aren't Poisonous (Reuters) – Posts on Facebook claim that pigs are “poisonous”, that they are difficult to kill with strychnine or other poisons, that they harbor over a dozen parasites, and that “there is no safe temperature at which pork can be cooked” to ensure that such parasites will be killed. This claim is largely false.

    Recipe of the Month

    Italian Style Marinated Tomatoes
    09/05/2020 @ 9:30 am

    The 2020 Cookfresh Recipe Collection is a special “throwback” edition for our 100th year. Recipes selected from decades of submissions to commemorate our Centennial. Recipe booklets are available now.

    Horseradish Fun Facts!

    09/05/2020 @ 7:00 am

    Some facts on Horseradish, From the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom SM Calendar for Teachers.

    Nursery Crops and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

    09/04/2020 @ 3:45 pm

    Are you a nursery crop or cut flower producer whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.

    Agritourism farms striving to safely offer fall famly traditions

    09/04/2020 @ 11:30 am

    As Cook County area families consider their annual farm fall traditions such as pumpkin patches, apple picking, u-pick vegetables, and other agritourism activities, local farmers are taking steps to protect their staff and guests. Area farmers are doing their best to help guests maintain safe conditions. Families may have to plan ahead, especially during peak fall days.

    Constitutional Amendment No Progressive Income Tax Be Prepared for the Ballot

    09/04/2020 @ 9:00 am

    In November, Illinois voters will consider changes to the Illinois Constitution in Article IX, Section 3. As is currently written, the Illinois Constitution is explicit that a tax on income shall be non-graduated. The amendment would remove this limitation and instead opens the door for lawmakers to pass a new income tax rate structure. If the amendment is approved by voters in November, a new progressive income tax rate structure- already agreed to by lawmakers- would take effect.

    Farm Bureau Delivers Meat Donations to Local Food Pantries

    09/04/2020 @ 7:00 am

    Cook County Farm Bureau® donated two hogs and a lamb to Cook County food pantries, Together we Cope and Elk Grove Township Food Pantry.

    The Cook County Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom "Pivots" to Meet Needs

    We are here for teachers, homes schoolers and families!
    09/03/2020 @ 2:45 pm

    The Cook County Farm Bureau Agriculture Literacy Program has demonstrated great resourcefulness and creativity during the past six months of the pandemic in its efforts to support educators, students, and member families. The CCFB Agriculture Literacy Program’s resourcefulness and creativity continues as the new school year begins.

    5 Things a member should know about the Cook County Farm Bureau®

    Ag Literacy program for the upcoming school year...
    09/03/2020 @ 12:15 pm

    Five things you should know about Cook County Farm Bureau.

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